4-H-ers get their hands dirty with the new gardening club

Spend the summer in the sun by helping the garden to grow at the Extension office. Children age 8 to 18 are invited to join the new 4-H gardening club. Club members will get to plant seeds and watch them grow, decorate the garden, and learn about plant science through hands on activities. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office at 100 Dillon Dr., Youngsville. Gardening club activities will run from March through October. The club will meet twice a month on Tuesdays, with four Saturday morning garden days throughout the season.

Juliette Enfield, a Warren County based educator with Penn State Extension, will lead the gardening club. Juliette has a master’s degree in horticulture from New Mexico State University and has traveled around the world teaching people of all ages about agriculture. She is excited to get the garden started again this year and to share her gardening expertise!

4-H club participants learn about self-confidence, team work, and leadership through their club activities. 4-H members are eligible to participate in county and regional camps and competitive events. To learn about how to become a 4-H member, contact Juliette Enfield, at the Warren Extension office at 563-9388.

The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18.